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  1. #1
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    Are you supposed to tip the cable guy?

    The cable guy came to my house today to install internet phone and cable internet. After I signed the work order, I felt a strange pause on his part as though I was expecting to tip him, which I did not. Is tipping the cable-guy standard practice?

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    yeah right
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  3. #3
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    I never have. Especially because they've never arrived on time and I consider occasional maitenance part of the ridiculous cost we pay already.

    The only people I tip who come to my home are when I have something delivered, like furniture or food.

  4. #4
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    Nope, no tip for "service" like that. I think that's included in the fee, like Winney said.

    Actually, now that I think about it...my aunt works for Cox and they do not allow tipping.
    "Words are not only cheap, they're really easy to use." Taken from a Washington Post book review

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    Only if he can hook you up with free porno channels.
    I've always been different, with one foot over the line
    Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
    It ain't been so easy, but I guess I shouldn't complain
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane
    Nobody knows if it's something to bless or to blame
    So far, I ain't found a rhyme or a reason to change
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings (1978)

  6. #6
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    I work for a cable company. You definitely shouldn't tip the cable guy. I guess unless he goes out of his way to help do something that isn't his job (like hooking up all your DVD players/video games/etc).
    Taylor

    "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values." - Atlas Shrugged

  7. #7
    Never heard of tipping the cable guy. Cable is friggin expensive as all hell anyway. I try to be friendly and make chit chat and all that, but tipping? No. Tipping is for sit down food, bars, big car wash places and valet parking.

  8. #8
    The title of this thread sounds like it would make a really bad porno

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